Tag Archives | pregnancy loss

gentle.

The first thing I say to a mama traveling this difficult path is a seemingly simple message. Be gentle, I say. Be gentle.   And I think, somewhere, that resonates and perhaps she hears me.  But more often than not, I think, we hear that, make a few minor adjustments to allow for some space in our lives, […]

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Uplift: morning routine

I’m sharing my first contribution to Project Uplift today.  When I created this video, I initially made a mistake in the hand mudra I was demonstrating – shown below – that’s not how I meant to position my fingers, but this hand position happens to be Sign Language for I love you.  So, I guess I […]

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the search

My darlings, the turn towards darkness is upon us.  Daylight Savings Time ended, causing night fall to occur ridiculously early here in the Pacific NorthWest.  I adore my long sunshine filled days, and was sort of dreading the arrival of early nightfall.  It can be so dark.  So very dark.  There were a couple years when […]

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Empathy Cards and the Today Show

Hello ladies. I was pleased and proud to be part of an article for the TodayShow.com – about why we need to be more open about our pregnancy losses.  Here is the article: http://www.today.com/parents/what-say-when-friend-has-miscarriage-t47746 I am also really excited about these empathy cards that Dr. Jessica Zucker has created to support loved ones who have miscarried. […]

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a blessing for beauty

While on the Return To Zero Retreat this past weekend I was left speechless time and again.  For anyone who knows me well, they know I’m not usually one to find difficulty in talking.  But this weekend.  Was simply too beautiful for words. One moment that left me completely floored, with chills up and down […]

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pausing to remember

When people have asked me the standard Back To School question, “How was your summer?” I’ve responded mostly with the only answer that seems sufficient. Good seems inadequate to describe it all, Crazy seems too flip – as there was a lot of depth to the all-over-the place times. Full. Full Is the word I’ve been […]

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what else is there?

There was a time, not so long ago, really, when I used to wake every day under the dark cloud of anxiety.  Some days, I awoke already paralyzed by fear and doubt – and – being a Type A problem solver kind of gal, would start the day with a list of all the things […]

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shine.

This was my most recent post to the online magazine I write for, Pregnancy After Loss Support. http://www.pregnancyafterlosssupport.com/shine-on-mama/ I hesitated in sharing it on this page, as the moments after pregnancy loss sure don’t feel radiant at all.  But I was thinking, that even within the sadness, I want you to find times when you […]

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Valentines Day

I woke up today and realized Valentine’s Day is around the corner.  I probably should have noticed it was coming a bit sooner.  But I didn’t, and I’m not going to worry about it.  Instead, I’m going to treat myself this year.  Nothing extravagant, nothing remarkable.  Simply this:  I’m going to write a love letter.  To […]

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mysteries of the body

The way our body stores our history will never cease to amaze me.  Bear with me while I wander around explaining the background here. I do have a point! I just got home from a minor surgical procedure – had to remove a small mass called a “lipoma” – a benign mass that is basically […]

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